NDC Training Course - NDC Waveform Analyst course including SeisComP


Vienna International Centre
Vienna, Austria

11 November - 6 December 2024

The working language will be English


  • Understanding the roles of National Data Centres in the verification regime;
  • Building and/or improving the National Data Centre capabilities; 
  • Providing participants with sufficient knowledge for accessing and using IMS data and IDC products; and 
  • Providing practical experience in analyzing IMS data.


  • Introduction and overview; 
  • Methods to Access IMS Data and IDC products; 
  • NDC Support; 
  • IMS Data, Acquisition, Processing and Storage: Standard Software Packages;
  • Necessary NDC Resources to Process IMS Data and Analyze IDC Products; 
  • Practical sessions on Data and Products Access, and use of SeisComp, etc.


  • NDC technical staff/authorized users (preferably Principal User or Regular User);
  • Experience in waveform data analysis and/or similar experience related to nuclear test ban verification;
  • Seismologists with an advanced degree who operate or have access to regional and local seismic network data and the means of processing that data to provide accurate phase pick information; and
  • Linux background and some SQL experience are required.


NDC Technical Staff are invited to submit their applications for this training course through the established official channels (their Permanent Missions to the CTBTO or Ministries of Foreign Affairs). Applications are to be submitted via the following registration form latest by 23 August 2024: 

However, pending the official nomination, participants may email the registration upon its approval by a Director of the institution, to allow timely travel and accommodation arrangements by the PTS. 


In accordance with the Staff regulations and rules and Administrative Directives, the PTS will provide the following:

  • A Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) that is sufficient to cover related expenses during the training programme;
  • The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and forward the flight tickets to the participants for the most direct and economic route;
  • Funded participants are not allowed to purchase their own tickets unless, under exceptional circumstances, they are authorized to do so and only if this proves to be the most cost-effective option for the PTS;
  • The PTS will book a hotel and cover the costs of accommodation and training participants will receive their remaining Daily Subsistence Allowance on the first day of the training; and
  • Health insurance will be provided that covers the duration of the training.

Requirement: Scanned passport copy


Participants should apply for visas, if needed, as soon as possible, at the corresponding Embassy/Consular Office upon receipt of an acceptance Note Verbale from the Provisional Technical Secretariat (PTS), in order to ensure timely processing.

Point of Contact

Capacity Building and Training Section (IDC/CBT) 
International Data Centre Division 
CTBTO Preparatory Commission  
P.O. Box 1200, 
A-1400  Vienna, Austria  

Tel:  +43 1 26030 6147    
Email: [email protected]